Permission to Install or Alter a Septic Tank System - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to construct, install or alter a septic tank system. This permit will be needed prior to a building permit being approved.

All septic tank systems must comply with Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1546.1:2008 On-site Domestic Wastewater Treatment Units - Septic Tanks.

Septic Tanks provide an onsite sewage disposal system for buildings on the urban fringe and in rural or remote locations that have no access to a sewer connection.

You should regularly (at least every three years but preferably every year) pump out the sludge and solids from the tank.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Ongoing requirements

The system must be assessed for permit compliance by an authorised assessor on a yearly basis, or as required by council.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$490.00

Fees for 2016-17.

VaryVariation$235.00

Alteration. Fees for 2016-17.

Variation$190.00

Re-inspection fee. Fees for 2016-17.

Administering agency

Towong Shire Council

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Community Amenity and Municipal Places Local Law 2 2011

Contact details

Environmental Health Officer
Towong Shire Council


Operating address:
32 Towong Street
Tallangatta, Victoria 3700
Mailing address:
PO BOX 55
Tallangatta, Victoria 3700

Phone:

02 6071 5100
info@towong.vic.gov.au

Website:

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